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“Exceptional food and service”
Review of Bar Wa Izakaya

Bar Wa Izakaya
Ranked #7 of 655 Restaurants in Hobart
Price range: USD 7 - USD 18
Description: Bring the Japanese Gastro-pub to Hobart A welcoming, casual bar where you can share and enjoy great Japanese dishes along with a fully stocked bar specialising in Japanese sake, beers and cocktails. A truly Social dining experience.
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Description: Bring the Japanese Gastro-pub to Hobart A welcoming, casual bar where you can share and enjoy great Japanese dishes along with a fully stocked bar specialising in Japanese sake, beers and cocktails. A truly Social dining experience.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fantastic food, highly recommended. Lunch and dinner with a range of interesting drinks

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Fresh, great atmosphere, good variety, wagyu beef & karage chicken are a must. Highly recommended. Not bad cocktails either. Customer Service 11/10.

Thank Enzo_Ayesha
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Bar Wa Izakaya for my mums 72nd birthday. There were 5 of us with the youngest being seven.

The surroundings are funky/rustic Japanese style. The service was friendly and timely.

The idea is to order a bunch of small plates to share and they come out of the kitchen in no particular order and as they are ready.

We tried tempura mushrooms, asparagus in white miso butter, a "moving" savoury pancake, yakitori meats among other things. Every dish was delicious! We ordered about six plates between us which left us all feeling very satisfied.

There is also an extensive drinks menu including some fabulous cocktails and lots of different sake and beers.

1  Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Fantastic food. Absolutely fantastic. If you like Japanese food, great wine and whisky, then this place should definitely be on your list.

Food has lots of options for everyone, but my favourites are the Tempura Mushrooms, Miso Braised Mushrooms, and slow-cooked Pork Jowl.

Wines are excellent and reasonably priced. Whisky is even better.

Staff are friendly, and no-one is taking themselves too seriously, Great service with a smile, and suggestions for food, matching wine etc.

Place is very busy, so bookings are essential for any more than 2 people, but you can just try you luck and sit at the bar if you don't have a booking. It's only a 10 minute walk from CBD, so easy to get there without transport.

Prices are very very reasonable. $80-$90 for a couple will get you 4 mains to share and a glass of wine each. If you're looking to close it out in style, the Japanese whisky flight is great, or just pick your favourite whisky from their extensive range.

Definitely recommend.

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Thank MattJJ_75
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We loved this place so much we returned the following night to try other dishes on the menu. The small tapas style of servings allowed us to try a range of flavours. Our favourites were ocean trout and kingfish sashimi which was deliciously dressed and the wagyu beef.

We also enjoyed the sake tasting.

The other thing that impressed us was that all the staff had pooled their tips and that the owners were shutting for a week so that they could all go to Japan together. This is the type of management we want to support.

Special thanks to Laura (our favourite waitress), Otto and Lyndon!

Peter and Carol

Thank Peterjsee
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